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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas Paine published Common Sense in 1776, a time when America was a hotbed of revolution. The pamphlet, which called for America's political freedom, sold more than 150,000 copies in three months. Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution itself. His persuasive pieces, written so elegantly, spoke to the hearts and minds of all those fighting for freedom from England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must for anyone interested in history

    • By Johan on 05-18-15

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    • The Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Robin Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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    Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason; Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology, published in three parts from 1794, was a best seller in America, where it caused a short-lived deistic revival. Promoting a creator-God while advocating reason in the place of revelation, Paine’s controversial pamphlet caused his native British audience, fearing the results of the French Revolution, to receive it with more hostility than their American counterparts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazed by the energy, originality & bravery

    • By Darwin8u on 10-06-12

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
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    Enormously popular and widely read pamphlet, first published in January of 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. This highly influential landmark document attacks the monarchy, cites the evils of government and combines idealism with practical economic concerns.

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    • The Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Jeff Moon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
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    The Age of Reason is a work by English and American activist Thomas Paine, arguing for the philosophical position of deism. It follows in the tradition of 18th-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Age of reason

    • By mani on 05-18-18

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    • Rights of Man

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rights of Man presents an impassioned defense of the Enlightenment principles of freedom and equality that Thomas Paine believed would soon sweep the world. He boldly claimed, "From a small spark, kindled in America, a flame has arisen, not to be extinguished. Without consuming...it winds its progress from nation to nation."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • By his voice alone he helped transform the West

    • By Darwin8u on 12-23-12

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    • The Rights of Man

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Matthew Erwin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
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    Published in 1791, Thomas Paine’s The Rights of Man defended the French Revolution’s values of freedom, equality, and brotherhood. He argued that a government based on justice ought to support mankind’s civil rights relating to security and protection, as well as the natural rights to life, liberty, and freedom of conscience. He also proposed plans for universal education, pensions, poverty relief, and social welfare in this classic work that was widely read across the West. 

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 advocating for the independence of the American colonies from Britain and is considered very influential in American history. It stresses the logic of America's independence emphasizing the defects of Britain's monarchy and the economic cost of participating in Britain's repeated wars.

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the thirteen colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a very good version and addition of this classic

    • By Rebecca Azizov on 04-01-18

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    • The Rights of Man and Common Sense (Revolutions Series)

    • Peter Linebaugh presents Thomas Paine
    • By: Thomas Paine, Peter Linebaugh
    • Narrated by: John Chancer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to commemorate the bicentennial of Thomas Paine's death, these texts have remained two of the most influential arguments for liberty in political thought. Common Sense is a pamphlet that Paine wrote in support of American independence. Thanks to its original and simple style, it spread like wildfire through the colonies, helping to inspire the American Revolution. Rights of Man is Paine's passionate defence of the French Revolution that led to his trial for sedition and libel.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly boring narrator

    • By Anonymous User on 01-06-19

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    • Common Sense (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published anonymously on January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine's legendary work made the case for American independence. An immediate sensation across the thirteen colonies, Common Sense extolled Paine's belief that government should be simple and represent the will of the people, acting not as an oppressor but as a body to protect society. His clear and persuasive argument appealed to the common people, impressing on them the importance of secession from Great Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On Reason and Subjugation

    • By Anonymous User on 04-04-19

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Roberto Scarlato
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    "Common Sense" was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the 13 Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Important Listen

    • By Karl hill on 03-07-19

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    • Rights of Man

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
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    Written in 1791 as a response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man is a seminal work on human freedom and equality. Using the French Revolution and its ideals as an example, he demonstrates his belief that any government must put the inherent rights of its citizens above all else, especially politics.

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    • Common Sense

    • AOG Annotated Study Edition
    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Without Thomas Paine's Common Sense, the United States may never have even attempted to win independence from Great Britain. This short, passionate book is credited with fanning the flames of revolution in its day; but beyond that, its unique view of the role of government and of the relationship between government and citizens — and how those factors apply to modern life — are still studied by students of political science to this day. This edition includes the full, unabridged text of Common Sense. In addition, it includes clear, yet extensive study tools and discussion questions to help listeners more easily understand this classic text.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent version, well done

    • By T. Winter on 01-22-18

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    • The Rights of Man

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written in the late 18th century as a reply to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France, Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man is unquestionably one of the great classics on the subject of democracy. A vindication of the French Revolution and a critique of the British system of government, it defended the dignity of the common man in all countries against those who would discard him as one of the “swinish multitude.”

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    • The Age of Reason

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Age of Reason is formed of two parts. The first, written in 1793 in France during the revolution, is a criticism of not just the Christian church, although it is primarily focused on Christian theology, but as a rejection of all forms of organized religion, including Judaism and Islam. However, Paine's position is not one of atheism, and he begins the book with a declaration of faith in one god.

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    • I am speechless

    • By Basim Ayoub on 01-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The American Crisis

    • Common Sense
    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "These are the times that try men's souls." With these words, Thomas Paine began a series of 13 extraordinary pamphlets reporting on the American Revolution. Part newsfeed, part op-ed, these pieces were widely circulated in the States and in Britain during the war. They reported on the progress of the war, argued for the reasons for the war, made recommendations on the conduct of the war, and taught citizens of a new country just what their obligations and duties were in support of their new country. A sobering series of lessons on beginning American civics 101.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much Common sense

    • By Holcomb on 04-26-15

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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    This pamphlet, first published in 1776, set in print the word every American was thinking about, but none dared say: independence! It was published anonymously in New York, selling 120,000 copies in the first 3 months and half a million in that same year. Its author, Thomas Paine, wrote in a language that could be understood by any reasonably literate colonist. But more important than it being so well received, is that it captured the American colonists' imaginations and was a primary catalyst to the independence movement in the United States. Noted American historian Bernard Bailyn called it "the most brilliant pamphlet written during the American Revolution, and one of the most brilliant ever written in the English language."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • revolutionary ideas for sure

    • By reggie p on 08-20-03

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    • Common Sense: Originally Written By Thomas Paine

    • By: Christopher Scott - translator, Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
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    Common Sense by Thomas Paine is the most compelling case for freedom ever made. It's the most influential book in American History. It's not just a book for Americans but a case for humanity and it's ideas are as relevant today as ever. There's just one problem. Published in 1776 it was written in Old English and it could very well be another language for someone trying to read it today. The original manuscript is nearly impossible to understand. For the first time ever it's been translated into modern English so that everyone can consume it and understand it. 

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    In 1775 the American colonies were a hotbed of political discord. Many of the British policies, specifically taxes, had caused American colonial leaders to consider the unthinkable: declaring independence from the British Empire and its King George. One such leader, Thomas Paine, wrote Common Sense: a pamphlet that explained the advantages of immediate and complete independence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for people who want to know freedom

    • By I am No Expert on 05-25-16

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    • Common Sense

    • By: Thomas Paine
    • Narrated by: Edward Miller
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Common Sense" was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. Written in clear and persuasive prose, Thomas Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. "Common Sense" made public a persuasive and impassioned case for independence, which before the pamphlet had not yet been given serious intellectual consideration.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Jean on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $7.46

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